1The den of an animal, especially that of an otter.
- They have built a false otter holt, or den, by the river - its exact location is a carefully kept secret - and there are unconfirmed reports that an otter-like creature has been seen in the location.
- The trust has also built artificial holts in which otters can breed, and encouraged farmers, landowners and the public to do the same.
- Wild bird cover crops, an otter holt and boxes for owls, kestrels and bats all contribute to wildlife diversity.
Words that rhyme with holtbolt, colt, dolt, jolt, moult (US molt), poult, smolt, volt
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